Tragedy struck the famous and popular Wahlberg’s family who are known for their reality TV show Wahlburgers and also for their fame in acting. It was the death of their daughter, sister and aunt, Debbie Wahlberg. Read on to find out about the life of Debbie Wahlberg, the cause of her death, and events that took place elsewhere on the same day she passed away.
Debbie Wahlberg’s Short Biography
Debbie Wahlberg was born as Deborah Ellen Wahlberg on July 8, 1960, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts to Donald Wahlberg, who was a delivery driver and Alma Wahlberg, who was a bank clerk and nurse’s aide. Her parents got divorced in 1982. Debbie was the seventh of her parents’ nine (officially known) children and the names of her siblings are given as Arthur Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. There is no record that shows Debbie getting married anywhere, but she has a son.
Her Parents, Siblings & Family
There really isn’t much information about Debbie Wahlberg as she lived a quiet life and kept her personal life and relationships away from the media. People only came to know about her because of her brothers – Mark and Donnie Wahlberg – who are huge and famous stars in Hollywood. Let’s get to know a little detail about her family members.
Donald Walberg is the father of Debbie Wahlberg born on May 8, 1930. He was an actor popularly known for Southie (1998). Donald served in the army during the Korean War. He died on February 14 2008. The exact number of children he has is still a mystery. The Wahlberg children were known to be nine, but three more persons have surfaced with claims of being his children from another marriage and they are Scott Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg and a lady, Donna Wahlberg.
Alma Wahlberg was born as Alma Macpeak on May 6, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the mother of Debbie Wahlberg and her other siblings but she is best known as the mother of Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg. She also co-owns the Wahlburger Restaurant Chain and is a main cast member of the family reality TV show ”Wahlburgers”.
Arthur is the oldest of the Wahlberg brothers. He is the third of the nine children and is a carpenter by profession who specializes in remodelling. Arthur has also done some acting too and claims the bragging rights as being the first Wahlberg to venture into acting.
Paul was born on March 20 1964. He is a chef, an actor and a reality TV star. Besides being a chef, Paul has also appeared in films such as Max Payne and The Happening. He owns a restaurant called Alma Nove, which reflects the love the boys have for their mother. He is also a co-owner of the Wahlburgers.
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Jim was born shortly after his brother, Paul. He works with Mark in setting up events and functions across the US to help support the less privileged like the local boys and girls club of Dorchester where they also spent time as kids. He resides outside South Florida with his wife and children.
Robert was born on December 18, 1967. He is also an actor and has appeared in films like Southie, The Departed and Mystic River.
Donnie was born on August 17, 1969, He is the eighth of the nine children. Donnie is a songwriter, a record and film producer as well as an actor. He has featured in movies such as The Sixth Sense, Righteous Kill, Dreamcatcher and also he has featured in the drama series Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan.
Mark is the youngest of the nine children. He was born June 5, 1972. He is an actor, producer, former model, rapper, songwriter and businessman. He featured in films such as Planet of the Apes and The Italian Job. He is also a co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain.
Just like their sister Debbie, there is no personal information about Tracey Wahlberg and Michelle Wahlberg available.
Debbie Wahlberg’s Death – How Did She Die?
Debbie Wahlberg died on September 2, 2003, at the age of 43. She gave up on the same day her brother, Mark welcomed his first baby. The actor describes that day as the best and the worst day of his life as he heard the news of his sisters’ death while he was celebrating the birth of his first child, Ella Rae Wahlberg.
Debbie was being treated for kidney stones in Boston. Sources have it that she had a heart attack which was brought on by septic shock and also there was an infection in her bloodstream which ultimately led to her death. Her death was very painful to the family especially Mark, who will be reminded of it whenever he celebrates his daughter’s birthday.